Auto Club: Gas Prices Up 33% Since December

(LOS ANGELES, Apr. 17, 2007) — The price of gasoline in Southern California went up 25 cents a gallon in the past month, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s monthly Fuel Gauge Report. Since the December 12, 2006 Fuel Gauge Report, prices have climbed nearly 86 cents per gallon, or about 33 percent.

The Southern California March average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.354, compared to $3.101 on Mar. 13. The April average is only six cents below the record high price for Southern California of $3.417, set on May 16 of last year.

“Even though oil prices are lower than they were at this time last year, and there seems to be adequate supplies going into the summer months, gasoline prices continue to rise,” said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. “Oil refinery production delays have resulted in wholesale gasoline price spikes which have helped increase pump prices.”

Statewide, the average price for March is $3.106 up from $2.663 in February. The lowest average price in the state is in Glendora, where regular is still selling for under $3 at $2.984. San Francisco has the state’s highest average price at $3.319.

Nationally, the average price is $2.866, up 32 cents from $2.543 in March. California is the state with the highest gas price average. New Jersey has the lowest average price, at $2.662

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:

County/City

Reg
4/17

Reg
3/12

Prem
4/17

Prem
3/12

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.559

3.269

3.793

3.429

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.365

3.115

3.599

2.274

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.329

3.137

3.515

3.340

Ridgecrest

3.359

3.059

3.304

3.209

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.298

3.032

3.539

3.189

Arcadia

3.344

3.082

3.579

3.304

Burbank

3.342

3.114

3.520

3.238

Culver City

3.376

3.176

3.629

3.279

Glendale

3.339

3.090

3.559

3.289

Glendora

3.252

2.984

3.486

3.249

Inglewood

3.303

3.072

3.579

3.259

Lancaster

3.347

3.088

3.527

3.216

Long Beach

3.321

3.065

3.490

3.227

Los Angeles

3.357

3.107

3.495

3.288

Manhattan Beach

3.397

3.117

3.619

3.329

Montebello

3.270

3.016

3.389

3.186

Santa Clarita

3.315

3.068

3.489

3.239

Santa Monica

3.363

3.066

3.619

3.499

Van Nuys

3.299

3.048

3.469

3.157

Whittier

3.269

3.011

3.406

3.154

Woodland Hills

3.353

3.114

3.479

3.329

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.281

3.020

3.447

3.183

Fullerton

3.289

3.012

3.372

3.188

Huntington Beach

3.298

3.044

3.480

3.234

La Habra

3.245

3.001

3.419

3.199

Laguna Beach

3.389

3.219

3.599

3.459

Newport Beach

3.373

3.098

3.619

3.320

San Clemente

3.395

3.106

3.569

3.339

Tustin

3.337

3.065

3.552

3.292

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.499

3.189

3.539

3.259

Hemet

3.344

3.073

3.429

3.299

Palm Springs

3.393

3.122

3.627

3.319

Riverside

3.288

3.048

3.530

3.258

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.345

3.142

3.579

3.292

San Bernardino

3.344

3.105

3.392

3.206

Victorville

3.367

3.102

3.439

3.172

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.389

3.112

3.612

3.308

Del Mar

3.479

3.186

3.659

3.339

Escondido

3.269

3.055

3.552

3.352

Oceanside

3.381

3.097

3.564

3.270

San Diego

3.380

3.125

3.558

3.295

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.465

3.172

3.659

3.329

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.308

3.129

3.259

3.279

Santa Barbara

3.476

3.231

3.746

3.381

Santa Maria

3.421

3.175

3.639

3.279

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.367

3.166

3.379

3.129

Visalia

3.374

3.154

3.364

3.359

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.340

3.093

3.457

3.230

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

3.354

3.101

3.456

3.255

The Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report is based on data gathered from monitoring fuel transactions at 3,900 Southern California gas stations. Oil Price Information Service — the nation’s most comprehensive source of petroleum pricing information, provides the data. Editors, for regional average daily fuel prices nationwide, please go to www.fuelgaugereport.com

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